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Liverpool goalkeeper available for £4m in the summer due to contract stipulation

Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina could be available for as little as £4m due to a clause in his contract.

According to The Daily Mail, Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina could be available for £4m in the summer.

In a bizarre turn of events, Reina had told the BBC that Rodgers hadn't closed the door on him returning to Anfield.

He said: 'Liverpool got another goalkeeper and they told me they were happy to loan me for a season. It was strange but I don't regret it. There are always ups and downs - the last-two-and-a-half years at Liverpool, there were different methods and perhaps I didn't do as good as I used to under Rafa but I don't think I was bad.'

Reina had already penned an open letter to supporters which was published on the official website, which seemed to indicate any return to Liverpool was well and truly off the cards.

And Rodgers clarified that last month saying: 'He's already written his [goodbye] letter hasn't he? I was surprised at the letter when you are a loan player. Pepe made it very clear when he went to Napoli he was looking to move.'

And now the latest report suggests that Reina will return to Merseyside in the close season to tie-up loose ends, which could leave Liverpool getting less than €5m for their experienced keeper, despite still having two-years on his contract.

Along with Manchester United reportedly sending scouts - although whether they were actually watching him is debatable, Napoli and even Atletico Madrid are thought to be interested in Reina, who was once again in fine form during Napoli's 1-0 win over high-flyers Roma at the weekend, producing the save of the match from a Michel Bastos screamer.

image: © Eric The Fish (2013)

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